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  • MMAjunkie
  • CNBC
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  • 10 News Tampa Bay

Recent articles by Simon:

Jake Paul to PFL is a serious possibility. CEO Peter Murray peels back the curtain on why.

If Jake Paul is serious about crossing over into MMA, the PFL appears to be equally as serious in having him. → Read More

Invicta FC 45: Zappitella vs. Delboni 2 live stream and results (8 p.m. ET)

Watch a live video stream of Invicta FC 45, headlined by a title fight between Alesha Zappitella and Jessica Delboni, right here on MMA Junkie. → Read More

Photos: Invicta FC 45 weigh-ins and faceoffs

Check out these photos of the fighters on the scale and their faceoffs ahead of Invicta FC 45. → Read More

Invicta FC 45 weigh-in results: Alesha Zappitella, Jessica Delboni hit marks for title rematch

Check out the complete weigh-in results for Invicta FC 45, headlined by an atomweight title rematch. → Read More

Kevin Holland made a hilarious video to announce his UFC 272 fight with 'Cowboy' (Oliveira)

This wasn't your average social media fight announcement from a fighter. → Read More

MMA Junkie's 2021 awards: A complete list of winners

Check out our complete list of 2022 award winners in MMA. → Read More

Urijah Faber responds to Cub Swanson's callout: Maybe we'll fight to decide 'king of California'

If it’s a WEC legacy fight that Cub Swanson wants, Urijah Faber just might be willing to give it to him. → Read More

ESPN raises UFC pay-per-view price for third time

If you thought being a UFC fan was expensive before, it's about to cost even more. → Read More

Michael Bisping reveals entire family caught COVID-19: 'It’s been pretty bloody miserable'

Suffice to say, UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping's Christmas could've been better. → Read More

Photos: UFC notables face off at FURY Pro Grappling 3 weigh-ins

Check out these photos of notable UFC fighters facing off at the weigh-ins ahead of FURY Pro Grappling 3 in Philadelphia. → Read More

21 really cool things that happened in MMA in 2021

Before turning the page on 2021, take some time to reflect on the cool stuff that happened in MMA this past year. → Read More

UFC vs. Francis Ngannou: How champ's contract dispute looms over upcoming title fight

In a sense, Francis Ngannou has two fights on his hands: one against former teammate Ciryl Gane and another with the UFC. → Read More

Kevin Lee vs. Diego Sanchez targeted to fight at Eagle FC event on March 11

Kevin Lee and Diego Sanchez are expected to face each other in their first post-UFC action → Read More

Invicta FC 45 to live stream Jan. 12 on MMA Junkie's YouTube channel

Invicta FC’s first event of 2022 is coming to MMA Junkie. → Read More

MMA manager Jason House pays restitution, fulfills anger management to close battery case

Prominent MMA manager Jason House struck a plea deal with prosecutors in Nevada and avoided jail time after he was accused of assaulting his father earlier this year. → Read More

Tyron Woodley pays fan $5,000 for making creative meme of vicious knockout by Jake Paul

Tyron Woodley is having fun with everything after being knocked out cold by Jake Paul. → Read More

Miesha Tate: 'I'm not gonna be the dummy to waste my time on a fight with Aspen Ladd'

Because of Aspen Ladd's documented weight-cutting issues, all Miesha Tate can do is laugh when presented with the idea of a potential fight. → Read More

Subject of viral video sounds off on Nate Diaz after flinching incident: 'You think this man is a gangster?'

"I think the world is f*cked up and confused around here when they think about what is a real gangster." → Read More

Tyron Woodley wants no pity after vicious KO loss to Jake Paul: 'I done f*cked a lot of people up'

Tyron Woodley tried to keep things in perspective after being brutally knocked out by Jake Paul in their boxing rematch. → Read More

Jake Paul to Dana White after Tyron Woodley KO: I 'embarrassed your whole company'

Jake Paul sent a clear message to UFC president Dana White after knocking out Tyron Woodley in their rematch. → Read More